Marjorie Ann Musil

June 21, 1942 — February 25, 2018

Marjorie Ann Musil

Marjorie Ann Musil, of Centennial, Colorado died peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the age of 75.Marj was born June 21, 1942 in Frankfort, Kansas, the first child of Erwin L. and Frances K. Bigham, and grew up on a farm near Blue Rapids, Kansas. Marj is survived by her husband of more than 54 years Virgil “Virg” A. Musil, a daughter Laura K. Cummins (Ian), two grandchildren, one brother Phillip E. Bigham (Carol), one sister Marcia L. Wessel (James) and several nieces and nephews. Marj was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Francis W. Bigham, and a daughter Michelle.After graduating from Blue Rapids High School where she participated in the school band and numerous choral groups, Marj worked for the State of Kansas at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, Bendix Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri, and a law firm in Atchison, Kansas. On July 13, 1963 she married Virg Musil in Blue Rapids. Their daughter Michelle was born in 1969, but died in infancy. In 1970, Marj and Virg moved to Colorado where she worked for the Colorado Association of Home Builders for more than thirteen years. Their daughter Laura was born in Denver in 1971.Marj’s love for music began when she and her brother sang a duet together at the age of five. Her grandmother taught her how to play the piano and she began playing for worship services in the church she attended at the age of twelve. She joined Calvary Baptist Church of Denver in 1973 and became involved in the music program where she participated in the choir for more than 40 years. She served as accompanist for the children’s choir for more than 25 years, played in the handbell choir, was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church Sweden Tour Choir in 1994, and participated in the Music International Festival Choir in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria in 2006. In addition to her musical contributions, she served as Church Secretary and on several committees at Calvary and other volunteer organizations in the community. She was always busy with various commitments and activities to the point that her daughter lovingly gave her the title of “Marj in Charge.”Marj and her husband loved to travel, visiting Canada, Mexico, and several countries in Europe. They also traveled extensively within the United States, including vacations to Alaska and several trips to Hawaii. Marj loved her family and always looked forward to her grandchildren’s “spend the nights.” Her love and caring personality will be missed by all who knew her.Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery near Blue Rapids, Kansas. A memorial service commemorating her life will be held at the Methodist Church in Blue Rapids, Kansas, at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018, and at Calvary Baptist Church of Denver in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am.In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts in Marj’s honor may be sent to Calvary Baptist Church, 6500 East Girard Avenue, Denver, CO 80222.
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